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End of Watch (2012)

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Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.

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Storyline

In South Central Los Angeles, street cops Brian and Mike are partners - balls-out cowboys patrolling the streets as Latino gangs are in a power struggle with Blacks. Brian and Mike get lucky a couple of times, making big drug and human-trafficking busts, so a Mexican cartel orders their deaths. We meet Mike's pregnant wife (whom he married out of high school) and watch Brian's search for a soul mate. There are internal squabbles within the ranks of the LAPD and lots of squad-car conversation. Can the lads escape the cartel's murderous reach? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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21 September 2012 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,152,683 (USA) (21 September 2012)

Gross:

$40,983,001 (USA) (11 January 2013)
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Trivia

The scene roughly at the end of the movie where Mike and Brian are in pursuit of a silver minivan and then crash into it was not scripted. Michael Peña, who was driving the patrol car at that moment, actually crashed into the back of the minivan by accident. The director had removed the anti-lock brakes from the patrol car because it was shaking the camera and what the actors also didn't know was that the road that they were filming the scene on had recently been repaved, so when Michael Peña hit the brakes the patrol car skidded across the road for about a 150 feet right into the back of the minivan deploying the airbags. See more »

Goofs

While running down an alley in the movie's final minutes, Taylor and Zavala pass a child's ride-on car shaped like Lightning McQueen from Cars. Moments later, they are shown approaching the same car. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Brian Taylor: I am the police, and I'm here to arrest you. You've broken the law. I did not write the law. I may even disagree with the law but I will enforce it. No matter how you plead, cajole, beg or attempt to stir my sympathies, nothing you do will stop me from placing you in a steel cage with gray bars. If you run away I will chase you. If you fight me I will fight back. If you shoot at me I will shoot back. By law I am unable to walk away. I am a consequence. I am the unpaid bill. I am ...
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to the men and women of the law enforcement community who face danger daily on our behalf. It is especially dedicated to our fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. This is for all that fight evil so we may not know it. God bless you all. See more »

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Soundtracks

Funky Lil' Party
Written by Paris (as Oscar Jerome Jackson)
Performed by Paris
Courtesy of Guerrilla Funk Prods.
By Arrangement with Shelly Bay Music
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Police drama for the Social Media Generation
5 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

The script is so well written, it almost hurts. Almost because it is really just good! And I loved the fact, that it got recognized in America too (at the Box office, it did open at Number 1). While I won't go into the story, the casting of Jake and his partner couldn't have been better. It feels like the guys know each other their whole life. Their interactions with social media and "real" life feel ... well real. Nothing in this movie feels like it is staged for entertainment purposes nor does the dialogue sound fake.

I did write drama, but there is also quite a bit of action in this one. The hand-held approach to some of the scenes does not take anything away from them, it actually heightens the experience most of the time. Of course as an Anna Kendrick fan, I would've loved to see more of her in the movie, but it does belong to our two "heroes" and what they are going through. It's nice to see a movie that keeps in touch with current events, have the courage and the quality to bring that "cop" experience on screen


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